Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorneys (2 openings) and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (1 opening):
The VT Dept. of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs is hiring for 2 vacancies: Deputy State’s Attorneys (Chittenden and Rutland State’s Attorneys’ Offices), and a grant-funded Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (Montpelier-based, statewide travel expected). Deputy State’s Attorneys litigate cases in state criminal and family court; represent the State in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court; and defend appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. The Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor prosecutes and assists SA field offices with cases related to impaired driving/DUI. May represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court; and defend appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. Assists in public policy efforts relating to highway safety and impaired driving. Helps advise DRE-certified law enforcement officers and helps develop curriculum for law enforcement and prosecutors. Outreach work with community organizations. The TSRP is a grant-funded position.
Interested candidates must be admitted to the Vermont bar. Litigation experience preferred. Ability to handle a high volume of work; meet deadlines; maintain confidentiality; demonstrate self-composure under stress. Must be able to type, utilize Microsoft programs, and data enter casework into the department’s system. Must respectfully interact with all staff, public, constituents and partner organizations. Must have excellent writing and verbal skills, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations. Pressure from deadlines, and work beyond normal work hours can be expected.